The NBS BIM Toolkit logo

The easy way to define

who is doing what and when

on your BIM projects

Introducing the Toolkit

  • The free-to-use NBS BIM Toolkit will benefit both public and private sector construction projects. It provides step-by-step help to define, manage and verify responsibility for information development and delivery at each stage of the asset lifecycle.
  • This toolkit is an indispensable way of delivering projects to meet the requirements of BIM according to ISO 19650, in accordance with the Government mandated use of this on all public sector projects.

The benefits.

The free-to-use NBS BIM Toolkit has been developed by NBS experts and industry partners and gives you the power to:

Clients and asset managers

For clients and operators

Comprehensively define information requirements to ensure your needs are met and better project outcomes are guaranteed. Find out more

Design and construction teams

For design and construction teams

Assemble a team with clearly assigned roles and responsibilities to work collaboratively on your Level-2 BIM project. Find out more

Construction manufacturers

For construction manufacturers

Provide digital information quickly and easily to specifiers on thousands of construction projects. Find out more

What the experts say...

  • Alistair Kell, BDP

    Alistair Kell from BDP

    "The BIM Toolkit will allow the industry to enforce a discipline and rigour across building design and delivery that doesn’t exist at present."

  • Adam Lamping, Laing O'Rourke'

    Adam Lamping from Laing O’Rourke

    “We can now make it clear what levels of detail and information are required through every stage of a project. Through design, manufacture, assembly and through the operation lifecycle of the asset.”

  • Terry Stocks, Minitry of Justice

    Terry Stocks from Ministry of Justice

    "The Toolkit will provide a common language across different infrastructure types and the ability to identify the documentation, the graphical data and the non-graphical data to be provided at each work stage by the supply chain."

  • Chris Jolley, Mott MacDonald

    Chris Jolley from Mott MacDonald

    "The level-2 BIM package is for all sectors of the UK built environment. This BIM Toolkit provides a digital plan of works that sets out the levels of detail and information required through all stages of any construction project and assists collaborative working."

The features.

The NBS BIM Toolkit is an integral part of the suite of documents and tools that underpin the delivery of BIM according to ISO 19650 allowing you to:

Define information requirements

Define information requirements

Easily produce the information requirements, aligned to specific project stages, for insertion into key documentation such as Employer’s Information Requirements.

Manage delivery of information

Manage the delivery of this information

Develop and manage this information through the project timeline using a standard digital plan of work that is built for BIM.

Comprehensive set of defintion templates

A comprehensive set of definition templates

Save time by referencing thousands of expertly researched definition templates, all classified by a construction-wide unified classification system to give a common UK construction language.

A real team effort.

The BIM Toolkit project was initiated by HM Government’s BIM Task Group and funded by Innovate UK.

Who developed the toolkit

Development was provided by NBS in association with the BIM Academy, RICS, Microsoft, BDP, Mott MacDonald, Newcastle University and Laing O’Rourke.

Who supported the toolkit

Support was provided by APM, BIFM, CIBSE, CIOB, ICE, IStructE, RIBA and RICS.

  • Department for Business Innovation and Skills
  • Innovate UK
  • BIM Task Group
  • NBS
  • BIM Academy
  • CIOB
  • RICS
  • Microsoft
  • BDP
  • Mott Macdonald
  • Newcastle University
  • Laing O'Rourke'
  • BIFM
  • RIBA
  • ICE
  • ISE
  • APM

Get started now.

Create a new project or browse our extensive definition library.